The US Women’s Open started today at Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton. The 156 field will start with around 70 golfers making the cut for weekend play. The par 72 layout at over 6,800 yards, with strong ocean gusts will test these professionals. Here’s a quick compendium of articles and write up over the last week (and more).
First up… tickets are still available here. Daily tickets start at $40.
Next, here’s how the NYTimes starts their coverage…
The history of women’s golf on Long Island reaches back to 1895, the first United States Women’s Amateur championship at Meadow Brook Club in Hempstead, N.Y., with 13 participants in a wind-swept field. It was won by Lucy Barnes Brown, representing a new course way out on Long Island’s South Fork: Shinnecock Hills.
Shinnecock’s clubhouse can be seen from the ninth green here at Sebonack, host of the 68th United States Women’s Open, the first time a women’s major tournament will be played on Long Island since Brown’s amateur victory 118 years earlier.
That melding of the old and new is an apparent theme at the 7-year-old Sebonack, nestled between the clubhouses of two of the nation’s most celebrated courses — Shinnecock and the National Golf Links of America — constructed with their influences, and intended to stand up to them.
This week, with 156 women’s golfers from 22 countries and an anticipated crowd of close to 20,000 descending on Southampton, Sebonack will get its first taste of hosting a major championship, with the expectation that there will be more tournaments knocking on the door in the future.
Check 27East’s write-up with Sebonack’s Superintendent Garret Bodington.
Here is Newsday.com gorgeous slideshow showing a hole-by-hole breakdown.